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Ursula (Usarapa) is a member of the Alpha Trio and the Alpha Gang, being a primary villain in season 1 but becoming a hesitant ally in Mesozoic Meltdown. In the anime, she is more of a comic relief character lacking much intelligence or skill, while the arcade and DS games make her more serious and capable.

Character DesignEdit

Like Zoe Drake, Ursula's outfit differs between the anime and the DS Game/arcade.

In the anime, Ursula has green hair with two strands sticking out and one curly strand and hazel eyes. She wears a dark red, jumpsuit-like outfit, where it connects to her Alpha Gang choker. A diamond-shaped cut out in her jumpsuit reveals her navel. She wears a burgundy-colored cloak with pointed edges. On her arms, she has a light pink glove that reveals her fingers and runs up to the upper arm. She wears red high heels.

PersonalityEdit

She often thinks herself as the leader of the Alpha Trio. She is very smart, sneaky, opportunistic, manipulative, proud, charming, but also snobbish, conceited, hot tempered, arrogant, and mostly cares about herself. She often sees herself as regal, laying back as somewhat of a princess while Zander and Ed usually do the hard laborships of their missions and thinks highly of herself. She, along with Dr. Z, Zander, and Ed (but not Rod, Laura, and Helga) take a huge dislike of Max, Rex, and Zoe. She, Zander, and Ed would frequently bully the D-Team, but they always win, and the kids would help solve their problems sometimes.

Her primary weakness is getting enraged whenever someone calls her an "old lady", or even simply says it when not referring to her, even if they should be out of earshot. The D-Team has even used her shouting about this on occasion to track down where the Alpha Gang is.

AnimeEdit

HistoryEdit

Ursula was born at a time some point in the future. Like Zander and Ed, Ursula was put in a orphanage as a child. While she stayed there she caused a lot of trouble, so Dr. Z adopted her, alongside Zander, Ed, and Rod and Laura's dad. He treated them with love and care as a father, and they became members of the Alpha Gang. They joined Dr. Ancient's mission to the Mesozoic Era from Christmas Day, 2127, but sabotage made the timeship's return trip crash in the present, and it became Zeta Point.

Dinosaur KingEdit

Ursula is the lead member of the Alpha Trio along with Zander and Ed. She is constantly sent around the world in Alpha Gang vehicles to track down and retrieve Dinosaur Cards that have activated, but the team usually has little success. She first uses Terry, who manages to defeat a Spinosaurus and Saichania who become main Alpha Gang dinosaurs, her only major successes.

While Ursula is a more competent dinosaur battler than Zander or Ed, managing to first defeat Ace in only episode 3, many of the wild dinosaurs still manage to outsmart or out-battle her. While she is able to defeat some wild dinosaurs, and even snatch a few of them, they are always lost at most several episodes later. As the season wears on, however, her successes dry up until Rod and Laura, sent secretly by Seth, begin easily upstaging the Trio with several dinosaur captures, leaving them with an almost purely comic relief role.

Starting in the first episode, the D-Team manages to find her sensitive spot against being called an "old lady", which they often on purpose and by accident use to anger her throughout the show's run. The momentary superhuman strength resulting from this anger is even once used by Zander and Ed to psych her into freeing them from a large pile of rocks.

On their several meetings, she is pursued by Dr. Owen, who wishes to give Rex a mother and has decided Ursula is the love of his life; her default response is to run away as fast as she can, a hint Dr. Owen never takes.

By the end-season arc, she and the Alpha Trio are still mainly side gags, only briefly joining forces with the D-Team against Seth before they are ejected from the Backlander-infiltrating Alpha Jet to balance out its weight capacity. They later fly by on Reese's plane to catch Dr. Z after Pachycephalosaurus throws him off the timeship. After the day is saved, they are "confined to quarters" on the Backlander as it takes them, the Ancients, and Rex back to the future…

Mesozoic MeltdownEdit

…but is immediately forced to return. After Dr. Z is convinced to fix the Backlander but sends it careening through time without control of its destination, they arrive in the Cretaceous Period, and the Alpha Trio tries retaking their villainous mantle by capturing wild dinosaurs, but are easily stopped by the D-Team before everyone retreats from the approaching meteor.

Stuck following the Pterosaur through time to retrieve the Cosmos Stones before the Space Pirates can forces the Alpha Gang into being allies to the D-Team, although rarely helpful ones, as each arc the Alpha Trio is given a "side quest" with little impact on the main story and that rarely involves dinosaur battles.

In Ancient Rome, they go down to look for famous Roman pizza, but end up getting caught by the Roman Army, being forced to use Terry and then Spiny in gladiator matches by Dictator Sulla; they are rescued by the D-Team before being recaptured, and flee after Sheer gets involved.

They are prominent in the Caribbean Sea arc, as their Alpha Pirate Ship takes both teams between islands, and Ursula manages to use Spiny to defeat Foolscap's titanic Jobaria with Ultimate Water, but they are only comic relief for the arc's conclusion, taking a pirate magazine instead of the treasure map to search with.

In Ancient China, they get lost and pretend to be Sanzo Hoshi and his disciples, Ursula disguised as the Monkey King, before attempting to find Lotus Land and the fruit of eternal youth.

In Ancient Japan, they spend almost the entire arc being chased by a family of bears they once disturbed.

In Ancient Persia, they are caught by the 40 Thieves for raiding their treasure cave and are forced into helping Zayid take over Zahrah's city, but are defeated by a controlled Genie when Sheer enters the scene.

In Renaissance Paris, they are sent to search for the Cosmos Stone under the guise of looking for French bread. They eventually meet up with the D-Team and do their best to help the Teen Musketeers, who they sympathize with for also being orphans. They help the D-Team against the Space Pirates altered main dinosaurs, but Ursula loses to Sheer.

In the finale arc, they are mostly side gags to the main story, Ursula not truly helping until the finale, where Terry helps break through the Dark Pterosaur's outer layer and he and Gigas defeat each other with Ultimate Fire and Spectral Lancer. Refusing another proposal from Dr. Owen, she, the Alpha Gang, the Ancients, and Rex return to the future again.

QuotesEdit

  • "What did you call me?! I am NOT old!!"
  • "Good thing this was a rental!"
  • "You make it very hard for me to be nice!!"
  • "I'm 16, I have been for years!"[1]
  • "I say we reach deep down and do what we always do when the going gets tough. Run for our lives!"

MangaEdit

In the manga, Ursula is part of the Alpha Gang, and she appears to look more like she's 16, looking prettier and casual. She has shown to be a bit nicer than in the anime, and she smiles a lot and often shouts her commands and threats smiling, or with a look of disapproval.

Ursula took control of the leader of the Pterosaurs, and she put a bone mask on his face to cover the micro chip she was using to control him. Ursula then used him to fight Max, where Max was saved by Junior, the leader of the Pterosaurs' son. He asked him if he could help him defeat his father and remove the chip controlling him, which Max agrees to. With Junior's Metal Wing, they manage to break the mask, and Max falls on the Pterosaur's face from Junior's exhaustion, and he quickly removes the micro chip. Max then kicks Ursula so hard she flies into the sky.

The Pterosaur becomes normal again and the whole herd of Pterosaurs rejoice, including Junior.

Physical Strength/AbilitiesEdit

  • Physical Resistance: Like the rest of the comic relief-prone Alpha Gang, she has the physical prowess to survive the endless slapstick torture that constantly beats them down, often in cartoonish ways that are artifacts of this show being animated and humorous.
  • Surges of Strength: Whenever severely angered, she can erupt in a sudden surge of rage-induced strength that can lift boulders[2][3].
  • High Intellect: Ursula has demonstrated to be extremely smart and quick-witted (though not so much in the anime), and she can use her intelligence with cunning. Accordingly, she is also definitely smarter and more adept than Zander and Ed, however little this may mean.
  • Leadership: She is an adept leader, at least outside the anime, where she usually fails and blames someone else.
  • Charm: Even if Ursula is often called "Old Lady" by her enemies, she has demonstrated to have a extraordinary physical charm. In the anime, this only attracts those she doesn't like and never those she does.

DS GameEdit

She is one of the bosses in the DS Game, primarily using Grass dinosaurs like Lambeosaurus, Iguanodon, and Alpha Iguanodon.

StatisticsEdit

TCG StatsEdit

Ursula TCG

Ursula TCG card (DKCG)

(DKCG) Draw 1 card. Then, search your deck for a Move and put it into your hand. (Shuffle your deck after you search it.)
(DKTB) You can discard any number of Fire cards and choose 1 of your Dinosaurs. The next time it battles this turn, it gains +100 Power for each card you discarded. Search your deck for a Move or a "Terry" and put it into your hand. (Shuffle your deck after you search it.) You can include "Terry" in your deck only if you are using this Character.
(DKDS) Search your deck for 1 "Terry (Battle Mode)," 1 "Terry (Dinotector)," or both and put them into your hand. You can include "Terry" in your deck only if you are using this Character.
(DKTA) Search your deck for 1 "Terry" and put it into your hand. (Shuffle your deck after you search it.) Each time you win a battle this turn, your opponent loses 1 extra Life Point. You can include "Terry" in your deck only if you are using this Character.

TriviaEdit

  • It is a running gag that Ursula can hear people say the phrase "old lady", directed at her or not, from anywhere in the world, and has several times run to the nearest TV camera the D-Team was watching the feed of to have seen her to shout into it.
  • In episode 28 of the second season, she is seen holding a paper fan. She sometimes uses another one in the Four-Frame Manga to swat Zander and Ed for acting like idiots.
  • In the arcade game, Ursula is a physicist, with an IQ of 300. She is noted to be at the top of the physicist world. She is just about the opposite in the anime.
  • She usually uses Terry or Spiny, but is also a common user of Tank, and defaults to Terry when the Alpha Trio summons all of their dinosaurs.
  • Ursula's Zodiac sign is Aries, and both have connections to fire. She is also known to be quite bossy, a supposed trait of people with the Aries sign.
  • In both anime Series (respectfully) Ursula and Sheer (the main female villains) are the most common characters to give the nicknames to most of the dinosaurs. Examples are Tank (Saichania), Utah (Utahraptor), Pawpaw (Pawpawsaurus), and Iguano (Iguanodon) for Ursula, and Yang (Yangchuanosaurus), Meg (Megaraptor), and Nightmare (Gojirasaurus; Japanese only) for Sheer.
  • She shares many similarities with the female Team Rocket member Jessie from the Pokémon series.
    • Both hate being called old (far more recurring with Ursula).
    • Both have a sense for fashion.
    • Both are part of an organization that opposes the protagonists of the show, and are the leading female of a trio of unsuccessful members constantly hounding the heroes.
    • Both have significant curly hair styles, Ursula with her respective curls from the ends of her hair, and Jessie with her singular end curl.
    • Both have the same voice actress using essentially the same voice in the English dub.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Dinosaur King episode 24
  2. Dinosaur King episode 21
  3. Mesozoic Meltdown episode 25
p · e · t Main Characters
D-Team: Max Taylor · Rex Owen · Zoe Drake · Spike Taylor · Reese Drake
Alpha Gang: Dr. Z · Ursula · Zander · Ed · Rod · Laura · Helga
Spectral Space Pirates: Spectre · Gavro · Foolscap · Sheer · Goma
Others: Seth (left Alpha Gang and Spectral Space Pirates)